moon is missing from the remote Village of Clear Sky, but only a young
boy named Rendi seems to notice! Rendi has run away from home and is now
working as a chore boy at the village inn. He can't help but notice the
village's peculiar inhabitants and their problems-where has the
innkeeper's son gone? Why are Master Chao and Widow Yan always arguing?
What is the crying sound Rendi keeps hearing? And how can crazy, old Mr.
Shan not know if his pet is a toad or a rabbit?
one day, a mysterious lady arrives at the Inn with the gift of
storytelling, and slowly transforms the villagers and Rendi himself. As
she tells more stories and the days pass in the Village of Clear Sky,
Rendi begins to realize that perhaps it is his own story that holds the
answers to all those questions.
Newbery Honor author Grace Lin brings readers another enthralling fantasy featuring her marvelous full-color illustrations. Starry River of the Sky is filled with Chinese folklore, fascinating characters, and exciting new adventures.